Canines Can Do llc

Hawthorne, NJ

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I am honest, reliable and one of the few CPDT-KA trainers in NJ. I have a passion for excellence.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I get to help dog owners write their own story with their dog and help it have a happy ending. Dogs are my passion. I train them, write about them and even do portraits of them. Every dog has the potential to be a great dog. Their owners just need training to bring out the best in the both of them!


Hawthorne, NJ 07506

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9 Reviews
  • Elena Z. Feb 3, 2015
    I cannot give enough accolades to Dorice. When I was having problems training my puppy wheaten terrier, a few people, including our Vet recommended Dorice. She came to our home and worked with my husband and I and the puppy, of course, for a few hours and by the end of the session we saw amazing positive results. Dorice is the most energetic, upbeat person I know and look forward to our next sessions with her.
  • Rene L. Sep 5, 2014
    I have a puppy Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and searching for a positive reinforcement therapy dog trainer and came across Canines Can Do telephone number and called, left message...few minutes later...a woman name Dorice Stancher called back and amazingly spend quality time with me on the phone ( about half an hour-Wow! ) explaining everything about what I need to know and all my choices, places, hours, facilities and many more topics that she cover on our conversation that made me feel so comfortable and trusting her with my beloved pups and not to mention her ability of making me feel at home without any pressure sale or commitment of agreement, simply leave the decision to myself... I'm convinced already and I'm sure my puppy will love her ways and will defenitely arrange an appointment with her.
    Dorice S. Sep 5, 2014

    It was a pleasure speaking with you Rene and I thank you for your kind words.

  • Dawn W. Jun 19, 2014
    0 friends 1 review Dawn W. Hawthorne, NJ 6/19/2014 About one month ago Teddy and I met a wonderful, passionate and knowledgeable dog trainer. Her name is Dorice Stancher owner of Canines Can Do. Her style of training is strictly positive reinforcement which in my opinion is the only way to train! Teddy responded to Dorice right away and he was so happy with his teacher. He passed his puppy star class and is now enrolled in the canines can do class with Dorice. Teddy it's also looking forward to train as a therapy dog. If it wasn't for her commitment and love of dogs this wouldn't be possible. Teddy and I are so lucky to have found Dorice Stancher. Look no further for a trainer Dorice is dedicated to her profession and is by far the best!
    Dorice S. Sep 5, 2014

    Thank you Dawn! Teddy is a bright boy and I look forward to seeing you both accomplish great things together!

  • Elizabeth N. Dec 27, 2013
    Dorice is the perfect combination of professionalism and heart. Working with her you know she has the right strategy and your-- and your dog's-- best interests. She is constantly expanding her knowledge base and has the wonderful instincts of a true dog lover.
    Dorice S. Sep 5, 2014

    I am glad that I could be of help Elizabeth. Thank you for your kind words.

  • Cathy Y. Dec 27, 2013
    Dorice is a wonderful positive dog trainer. She is calm and the dogs love her. After a class, Dorice sends us home with handouts. You can review what was taught in class and practice at home. Dorice also offers free group walks. The walks give you a chance to meet other dogs and owners and practice what you have learned in class in a real-life environment. Dorice also answers questions and give tips on her Canine Can Do FB page. I highly recommend her.
    Dorice S. Dec 27, 2013

    Thank you so much!

  • Ana A. Dec 10, 2012
    Dorice is not only a competent, professional and effective dog trainer but she is a charming, warm and gracious person. After working with Dorice for over a year with our therapy dogs, we have become good friends and her qualities jare just a reflection of her love for dogs and people. I recommend her services to everyone who needs help with their dog. The best dog trainer in NJ!
    Dorice S. Dec 27, 2013

    Thank you Ana for your kind words.

  • Lori N. Dec 10, 2012
    Dorice has a keen sense of interpreting the dog human relationships and offer very helpful insight and guidance for you and your pup
    Dorice S. Sep 5, 2014

    Thank you Lori!

  • Kathleen A. Sep 21, 2012
    I would highly recommended Dorice to anyone looking to train their dogs from basic obedience to more advanced training.She only uses positive techniques and behavioral supports and is very patient and encouraging.My little dog was timid and fearful around other dogs before taking her class. She is now much more confident and even became certified as a therapy dog.
    Dorice S. Dec 27, 2013

    Phoebe is a delightful little girl and I am so glad that you both enjoyed training. She s a wonderful therapy dog.

  • Marcy W. Sep 21, 2012
    Dorice is a woman filled with patience and love -- for animals, AND people. If you want a person to show you how to communicate with your pet without pain and guilt, she's the one for you. An amazing trainer and an even more amazing human being.
    Dorice S. Sep 5, 2014

    Marcy it is a pleasure to have your trust training your boy Chilly. I know it was a big decision and I am thankful that he led me to meet you. He is fortunate to have you as his mom.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
The best trainers will take the CPDT-KA test to verify their expertise and experience. We are required to stay current and increase our knowledge of training and behavior. I have advanced training with Dr. Ian Dunbar, renowned international judge, Victoria Stillwell, Sue Goldberg, Pedigree Breeder of the Year (10 years in a row) Sylvia Hamilton, and many others including texts by Pat Miller, Jean Donaldson, and others.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I help to solve puppy problems including jumping, mouthing/biting and housebreaking. I also teach advanced obedience skills to puppies and adults so they can qualify for the AKC STAR Puppy, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Community Canine (CGCA) recognition. I have certified many of my students and their dogs for Therapy Work and have a 100% success rate. I do not encourage any dog to walk off leash in public as it is against local laws and according to the AKC is not a part of responsible dog ownership. As a member of the Ridgewood Responsible Dog Owner's Committee I am an advocate of training responsibly.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A recent owner came to me with her dog that did not listen to her and refused to lie down. We worked together both privately and in group lessons. I recently certified her for therapy work and she joined me on her very first visit. He made everyone so happy and was the perfect therapy dog.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Buyer beware! This line of business is not licensed. And the only true "behaviorists" are veterinarians that are certified. Dog trainers are not behaviorists but work with behavior. There are many people who will promise the world and take your money. Check credentials carefully and see the group classes in person to make sure they don't promise positive training and then brutally choke your dog. Before hiring the trainer see if you can meet some of their clients or watch them train someone else. I am always open to questions and invite potential students to come watch me train and meet my dogs. WHy not join me on a free pack walk?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
This field is unlicensed and unregulated so be careful.